Massachusetts Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials transporters: 540 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 14.03

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Transportation of explosives: 527 CMR 13.06

Transportation of flammable and combustible liquids: 527 CMR 8.01 to 8.22

Regulatory Agencies

Executive Office of Transportation Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Department of State Police

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Department of Fire Services (DFS) Division of Fire Safety

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts incorporates by reference the highway-related portions of the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for a review of these requirements.

In addition to the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations, Massachusetts has state-specific regulations for the transportation of explosives and flammable and combustible liquids. This section covers permitting and general requirements for the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids.

Administration and enforcement. The Registry of Motor Vehicles and the State Police enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Massachusetts. DFS enforces the state rules for the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids. Local fire departments may also place restrictions on the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids in their jurisdictions.

State Requirements


527 CMR 8.01 to 8.22


These requirements apply to the transportation of combustible ...

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